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dot (one's) i's

To do something carefully and make sure that every last minor detail is completed. Please make sure to dot your i's when signing this contract. I made sure to dot my i's when installing the circuit breaker—you can never be too careful with electrical work.
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dot (one's) i's

To be thorough or painstaking in attending to details.
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We need to sit up, cross our T's and dot our I's so we can propel the gospel to the ends of the earth.'
Risk managers need to be above reproach, to always dot our I's and cross our T's so we are looked upon as the saints of the organization.
"This is potentially a tremendous member benefit, but we want to cross our T's and dot our T's and dot our I's."